NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world has reached a three year agreement to supply worldwide map data to global geodata provider ComputaMaps for integration into its wireless planning product portfolio.
ComputaMaps multi-layered Region Planner, Urban Planner and City Planner spatial databases combine terrain, land-use classification (morphology) and satellite imagery into the single, realistic digital earth model essential for accurate wireless network design. The integration of NAVTEQ® map data will add structural and contextual depth to the product line which is designed for the world’s leading telecom operators.
The NAVTEQ data will provide RF engineers with invaluable information for developing and optimising 4G/LTE networks, including geocoded points of interest; highly precise roadway geometry; local street names; and administrative zones. “Our focus at ComputaMaps has always been on developing the most accurate terrain, clutter and 3D building data for use when creating wireless networks,” commented Albéric Maumy, managing director, ComputaMaps Europe. “Through NAVTEQ, we can now provide extremely powerful data which will help engineers work more efficiently at each stage of the design and operation of their LTE networks.”
“When combined with ComputaMaps products, our extremely precise and detailed content will help RF engineers deliver better plans, accurate drive tests and operational support for on-air networks,” added Peter Beaumont, customer marketing director Enterprise EMEA at NAVTEQ. “This level of quality is vital to the coverage and reception needed for roaming mobile users, remote service areas and also inside buildings in order to deliver the expected standards of service”.
Customers who already have the Region Planner, Urban Planner and 3D City Planner data sets can add the NAVTEQ data layers to their existing products seamlessly by leveraging the built-in GIS functionality found in most RF planning tools.
NAVTEQ (navteq.com) is the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data (digital location content) enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world. NAVTEQ was founded in 1985 and now supplies comprehensive digital location content to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has more than 5,400 employees located in 214 offices in 49 countries.
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For further information: Bob Richter for NAVTEQ - T: 212-802-8588 / E: bob[.]richtermedia.com.